Episode 179

What About That Supreme Court Leak?

We look at some salient points from the leaked draft opinion in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization case.

The draft argues that the decisions of Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey "must be overruled." Many pro-abortion activists are crying foul that this is judicial activism and an attack on a "fundamental right" to an abortion.

When we see the arguments and the rules in both Roe and Casey detailed in the draft, they clearly are themselves judicial activism. There simply is no federal "right" to an abortion recognized by the Constitution as a compact among the states.

If this draft passes, it does not ban abortions, despite the protests. It simply argues that the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction in the matter and that abortion is an issue for the states and their voters to decide by legislation.

Sources Cited:

Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward, "Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows," Politico, May 2, 2022.

"Read Justice Alito's initial draft abortion opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade," Politico, May 2, 2022.

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Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.